Osho Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old osho quotes, osho sayings, and osho proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


An expectation is a shelter - it gives you a security feeling. So when someone breaks your expectations he is breaking your shelter, making you insecure, fearful.     

Osho

Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.      

Osho

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance.     

Osho

When sadness comes, accept it. Listen to its song. It has something to give to you. It has a gift which no happiness can give to you, only sadness can give it.     

Osho

A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.     

Osho

Look at the flowers-for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.     

Osho

Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice.     

Osho

Act in the moment, live in the present, slowly slowly don't allow the past to interfere, and you will be surprised that life is such an eternal wonder, such a mysterious phenomenon and such a great gift that one simply feels constantly in gratitude.     

Osho

Meditation is a death - death of all that you are now. Of course there will be a resurrection, but that will be a totally new, fresh original being which you are not even aware is hidden in you.     

Osho

In meditation, once you are gone in, you are gone in. Then, even when you resurrect you are a totally different person. The old personality is nowhere to be found. You have to start your life again from abc. You have to learn everything with fresh eyes, with a totally new heart. That's why meditation creates fear.     

Osho

Meditation is enough. Everything else follows on its own.     

Osho

Desire means the way to go out; desire is the path that leads you out. If your mind is still desiring, you cannot move within.     

Osho

From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible.     

Osho

Enlightenment is not a desire, is not a goal, is not an ambition. It is a dropping of all goals, a dropping of all desires, a dropping of all ambitions. It is just being natural. That's what is meant by flowing.     

Osho

Enlightenment is when all hope disappears. Enlightenment is disappearance of hope.     

Osho

Enlightenment is finding that there is nothing to find. Enlightenment is to come to know that there is nowhere to go.     

Osho

If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support     

Osho

I live my life based on two principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.     

Osho

Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand -- relax.     

Osho

A woman is more humble, more grateful, more loving.     

Osho

Taoism is the profoundest nonconformism that has ever been evolved anywhere in the world, at any time in history; essentially it is rebellion.     

Osho

Real spirituality is the greatest rebellion there is. It is risky, it is adventurous, it is dangerous.     

Osho

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.     

Osho

When you are self-conscious you are in trouble. When you are self-conscious you are really showing symptoms that you don't know who you are. Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.     

Osho

You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.     

Osho

Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.     

Osho

Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.     

Osho

Don't be an interpreter of reality, be a visionary. Don't think about it, see it!     

Osho

In the beginning, everything is mixed — as if mud is mixed in gold. Then one has to put the gold into fire: all that is not gold is burned, drops out of it. Only pure gold comes out of the fire. Awareness is the fire; love is the gold; jealousy, possessiveness, hatred, anger, lust, are the impurities.     

Osho

Love is not possessiveness; many people think that's what love is you possess somebody totally. To possess somebody is to destroy all possibility of love.     

Osho